Berlin city center tour

Private Berlin sightseeing city center tour

Private Berlin sightseeing city center tour

“Prussia, Nazism, the GDR, the Berlin Wall… discover how the history of almost 800 years has been preserved (or not) in Berlin’s city centre. To discover Berlin’s highlights and the main historic periods of the city, we share with you the essential information you need to explore the city.” The tour guides of BERLIN LIKE A LOCAL

“Prussia, Nazism, the GDR, the Berlin Wall… discover how the history of almost 800 years has been preserved (or not) in Berlin’s city centre. To discover Berlin’s highlights and the main historic periods of the city, we share with you the essential information you need to explore the city.” The tour guides of BERLIN LIKE A LOCAL

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Join us and admire the Brandenburg Gate, the TV tower, Checkpoint Charlie and other Berlin highlights. We will help you understand them and get their historical context.

In a relaxed, friendly and informative atmosphere, we walk through Berlin’s city centre, which is deeply torn between its heritage and its modernity. With our passion and dedication, we help you explore Berlin’s history, from the Prussian times to the reunified Berlin and today’s life.
  • Royal and imperial Berlin: achievements of Frederick II and his successors.
  • Nazi Germany: main events and the victims.
  • Berlin Wall: how it was built, how it worked, how it fell.
  • GDR and East Berlin: everyday life in the East and key events.
  • The 1990s: the creative, political and urban turmoil of these years.
  • The government district: the ambitions of the reunified Berlin.
Private guided tour in English. Walking or by bike. We recommended a 3 hours tour.

Useful information

We recommend between 2h and 5h of visit, depending on the number of themes and places visited.
Ideal tour to understand the city and its history when you arrive.
Suitable for families and school trips.
Walking city tour: with or without public transport.
Biking city tour: come with your bikes or we help you rent some at our favourite bike rental shops.

The city center's highlights

The Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, Potsdamerplatz.
The Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie.
The Reichstag and the new government district.
The Gendarmenmarkt, Bebelplatz and Unter den Linden.
The castle, the cathedral, the river Spree and the museum island.
Alexanderplatz, the television tower and the St. Nicholas district.

The main themes

Prussian Berlin and its Kaisers
Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany
The Cold War, East Berlin and the Berlin Wall
Reunification and modern Berlin

Extras of the visit

Informative presentation of major historical periods.
Fascinating stories and exciting anecdotes.
Berliner coffee break is possible.
Our tips for your parties, bars and restaurants.

In a relaxed, friendly and informative atmosphere, we walk through Berlin’s city centre, which is deeply torn between its heritage and its modernity.
With our passion and dedication, we help you explore Berlin’s history, from the Prussian times to the reunified Berlin and today’s life.

Private guided tour in English. Walking or biking
We recommended a 3 hours tour.

The city center's highlights

The Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, Potsdamerplatz.
The Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie.
The Reichstag and the new government district.
The Gendarmenmarkt, Bebelplatz and Unter den Linden.
The castle, the cathedral, the river Spree and the museum island.
Alexanderplatz, the television tower and the St. Nicholas district.

The main themes

Prussian Berlin and its Kaisers
Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany
The Cold War, East Berlin and the Berlin Wall
Reunification and modern Berlin

Useful information

We recommend between 2h and 5h of visit, depending on the number of themes and places visited.
Ideal tour to understand the city and its history when you arrive.
Suitable for families and school trips.
Walking city tour: with or without public transport.
Biking city tour: come with your bikes or we help you rent some at our favourite bike rental shops.

Extras of the visit

Informative presentation of major historical periods.
Fascinating stories and exciting anecdotes.
Berliner coffee break is possible.
Our tips for your parties, bars and restaurants.

Berlin and its troubled history

We take you to Mitte, the historic city-centre, to see the most famous monuments and places in the German capital.

This Berlin private tour is ideal for a first visit, so you don’t miss out on the best of the city. You will explore Berlin’s different historical places and periods, along with the most important events or the most unexpected anecdotes, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

On this Private Berlin sightseeing city center tour, we look forward to introducing you to the city-center, that has been profoundly affected by history and is still undergoing some major changes.

Private Berlin sightseeing city center tour

Who hasn’t heard of the Brandenburg Gate? It’s even on the euro coins! Or Checkpoint Charlie? But do you know why these places are so famous? Berlin fascinates and confuses with its troubled history. Still in the process of healing its wounds of the last century, the city seeks to make peace with its history and to build its future. the city seeks to make peace with its history and to build its future.

With BERLINLIKE A LOCAL, you decide to explore Berlin with an independent tour guide, born in Berlin or Berliner by adoption. Our tours are the result of years studying history and observing its consequences on the modern Berlin. We do our best to transmit it with authenticity, sensitivity, friendliness and, if possible, humour!

To better suit your wishes, our Berlin tours can be combined: a Berlin sightseeing city center tour that goes off the beaten path or an overview of Berlin’s highlights with some Street Art? Contact us for your customised tour of Berlin!

Who can benefit from the Berlin sightseeing City center Tour?

This tour is suitable for bothvisitors who wish to discover Berlin for the first time, and for those who are already familiar with the city and want to get to know it better.

This tour is ideal to get an overview of the great historical periods and how they changed the city centre. Discover as many highlights and sitesas possible in a short time and understand why Berlin’s city centre is different from those of Paris, London or Rome.

Why a Berlin Sightseeing City Center Tour?

How much of Berlin’s own history is reflected in its city centre? Torn between a glorious Prussian heritage, traumaand destructionand a fierce desire for modernity, Berlin is an amazing and inspiring city to explore.

Yet Berlin can be confusing at first glance. It is difficult here to wander around randomly and appreciate the charm of the historical centre. It is very vast and was massively destroyed during the Second World War, then rebuilt according to communist ideals, then deformed again by the wall, and today it is still modified by contemporary urban planning.

In order to understand thechanges in the city centre, as well as the major periods of Berlin’s history and to see the highlightsof Germany’s capital in a few hours, a guided Berlin Sightseeing City Center Tour is extremely useful.

Upon arrival, we will help you find your way around and give you the keys to continue your exploration and enjoy the rich diversity of Berlin’s history and facets.

What will we see during this Berlin private sightseeing city center tour?

Compared to other capitals, Berlin was born relatively late in Europe. While Paris has been the capital of the Franks since 500 AD, the first traces of the name Berlin date back to 1237.

During this Berlin private sightseeing city center tour we go through various historical periods that have shaped its history, including the Prussian Kings and the Imperial Berlin, the Nazi period, the Cold War, the fall of the Wall and reunification, as well as the years that followed and the still evolving modern Berlin.

  • Prussian Berlin and its Kaisers
  • Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany
  • The Berlin Wall and the Cold War
  • The reunited Berlin of the 1990s
  • Modern Berlin in the midst of change

Where do we go during this Berlin private sightseeing city center tour?

We walk with you through the Mitte district and show you the most famous monuments, squares and sites in the city. From the Brandenburg Gate to the TV tower and Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin’s highlights will hold no secrets for you.

From the Brandenburg Gate to the TV tower and Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin’s highlights will reveal themselves to you.

  • Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor)
  • The Gendarmenmarkt square and the Bebel square (Bebelplatz)
  • The avenue Unter den Linden, with its imperial palace and cathedral (Berliner Dom)
  • Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and Potsdamerplatz
  • Alexanderplatz, the TV tower (Fernsehturm)
  • Hitler’s Bunker and the Holocaust Memorial
  • The Reichstag and the new government quarter

Extras of the Berlin private sightseeing city center tour

In order to keep our private tourof Berlin’s city centre as livelyas possible, we add exciting stories and anecdotesto our explanations and illustrate them with maps and pictures of the period.

During our city tour of Berlin, we can give you the best possible tips for restaurants, bars and nightlife.

We suggest a 2 to 5 hours Berlin private sightseeing city center tour, on foot or by bike. We can of course have a coffee break on the way.

If you have more time and also wish to discover the charms of the modern Berlin, for example in the districts of Kreuzberg or Friedrichshain, you can combine this tour with our Berlin off the path tour or our Berlin street art tour. We will be happy to offer you a full programme for one or more full days of visit.

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin’s historic city centre.

Our guided tours of Berlin in English